York Preparatory School is a fully accredited co-educational college preparatory day school located at 40 West 68th Street in the Lincoln Center area of New York City. One hundred per cent of the graduating class is accepted to college, with over 85% of students getting into their top two choices
'Laguna Beach' On West 68th
York Prep to get the tell-all reality-TV-show treatment.
By Emma Rosenblum
CBS is currently casting a reality-show pilot at York Prep, an Upper West Side private school whose notable alums include Liv Tyler and Kelly Klein. The show will be a "docu-soap" in the tradition of MTV's Laguna Beach and is about "the trials and tribulations of a senior class at a New York City prep school," according to a CBS insider. At least part of the production team has Manhattan private-school roots—Justin Hochberg, one of the untitled project's producers, graduated from New York's Trinity School (which is upmarket from York). So why isn't the show set there? According to the prep-school rumor mill, the producers approached and were turned down by a number of prestigious city schools before York finally took the bait. Perhaps York will change its slogan, "An intimate place to learn, in the heart of a great city," after the show airs nationwide. Both Trinity and York Prep refused to comment.
From the December 19, 2005 issue of New York Magazine.
9 June 2002, New York Times, pg. CY5 ad:
York Preparatory School
40 West 68th Street, New York, NY 10023 - (212) 362-0400
An Intimate Place to Learn in a Great City